Re: XML and mainframes, yet again (was RE: So me com
> The first sentence says "Newlines are represented on different platforms by > carriage return (CR), line feed (LF), CRLF, or next line (NEL)." That > implies to me that #85 is completely IDENTICAL to the situation with #10 and > #13 in Unicode. yes I know that TR, but are there any systems that use an ascii or unicode based encoding and use NEL as a line end? IBM ebcdic systems do, but as any ebcdic encoded XML files will anyway have to have an encoding declaration specifying that encoding, they would gain nothing from having NEL in white space in XML that they could not gain by having their XML parser map line ends to #10. And the latter can be done now in XML 1.0. > If XML is to be taken > seriously as a cross-platform standard, it's gonna have to eat the > cross-platform standards dogfood... I agree but if you ftp a file in text mode from one platform to another do ebcdic line ends end up on your ascii/latin1/unicode/windows-xxx platform as #85 or as some conbination of #10 and #13 (this is a real question I no longer have access to an ebcdic based machine to test this myself) David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service.
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